"Chink, Ling-Ling, Ching Chong"
A Chinese restaurant has been vandalised with “Chink, Ling-Ling, Ching Chong”.
CTV reports that the racist graffiti was sprayed on a Chinese restaurant called Taste of Excellence in Saskatoon, Canada. The words “Chink, Ling-Ling, Ching Chong” were sprayed on the building’s exterior.
Nina Fu, the restaurant owners’ daughter, says she was shocked to see the vandalism.
“I started my education here. My high school is here, and every Canadian is really nice,” Fu said. “But when I saw this, I didn’t believe (it). It was kind of a shock to me.”
CBC reports Fu saying, “I was just shocked. I don’t know why those people put those words on the wall. I don’t know where we did wrong. So I was shocked, yeah.”
Chamil Bandara, who lives in the apartment attached to the restaurant, said there was a hidden racism in Canada.
“Seriously, I mean, yeah, we’re living in Canada but the thing is, we’d like to believe that we are diverse and we accept everybody, but there’s still some sort of a hidden racism out there,” he said.
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The graffiti has since been covered up by anonymous samaritans. The man and woman, both in their 20s, said they felt bad seeing the graffiti so covered it up with white paint.
“They just helped. So that’s really nice,” said Fu. “Then they came in for lunch, and we gave them free drinks or free food.”
A report has not been filed with the police because Fu said the police would not be able to figure out who the vandals are.